Telefónica stakes claim to 5G transmission leadership

Telefónica has staked a claim to be the leader in the use of 5G technology for TV production and distribution in Spain by unveiling details about a number of projects it is working on. The company has now completed four transmissions using the tw o frequency bands currently available for 5G mobile – the 3.5GHz […]

Spain’s CRTVG teams up with Telefónica for 5G broadcast

Spanish regional public broadcaster Televisión de Galicia (CRTVG) has become the first Spanish pubcaster to broadcast in 5G using connectivity provided by Telefónica. The live transmission took place on Friday during CRTVG’s transmission of the Telexornal Melodia from Monte do Gozo, where the broadcaster interviews a number of pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago heading […]

BT confirms 3G switch off plans

BT has announced its plans to phase out its 3G network over the next two years. The telco said that the shift would free up airwaves for its growing 5G network, with which it plans to cover the entire country by 2028. While there are still a significant number of consumers who are yet to […]

Portugal broadcasts first Liga NOS match via 5G

Portuguese telco NOS has successfully broadcast the country’s first football match over 5G. The match between Liga NOS champions Sporting CP and Boavista on May 11 was transmitted from Estádio José Alvalade – one of two stadiums in the country equipped with full 5G communications tech. The broadcast was part of an overall NOS 5G […]

Telia launches combined entertainment and 5G+ offering

Nordic telecom operator Telia has launched a new entertainment offering that brings together Netflix, C More and 5G+ mobile connectivity with unlimited data. Telia said that the offering was designed to enable customers to watch movies, series, and entertainment regardless of where they spent their time in the summer. The new service, launched on June […]

Cosmote TV delivers first 5G live broadcast in Greece

Greek telco OTE’s Cosmote TV service has delivered what it says is the first live television broadcast via a 5G network in Greece during the Greek Cup final football match. Cosmote TV’s pilot application included remote control of two robotic cameras and transmission of audio and video via its 5G network, without the use of […]

Virgin Media launches 5G via Vodafone MVNO partnership

Virgin Media has rolled out 5G in the UK, connecting 100 towns and cities across the country. The launch will see Virgin partner with Vodafone and utilise the mobile operator’s network. It is an extension of an MVNO partnership which was first announced in 2019.  Virgin said that its broadband customers will be able to […]

March auction for 5G spectrum sale in UK

Ofcom will start an auction for 5G spectrum in March. The UK regulator had initially announced in August 2020 that it would start bidding in January, but Ofcom had paused the process and said that it “will continue to monitor developments” as the country continues to struggle with the Covid-19 pandemic.  The auction will offer […]

Telefónica sells Telxius tower business to American Tower in €7.7 billion sale

Telefónica has announced the €7.7 billion sale of its telecom tower business Telxius to US firm American Tower. The deal, which comes at a time of consolidation in the European mast market, will see American Tower acquire around 30,700 tower sites in Europe and Latin America, including locations in Spain and Germany. The company has […]

DTG secures government funding for 5G stadium broadcast initiative

The UK’s Digital TV Group (DTG) has secured government funding to develop a 5G-based platform to broadcast events in stadiums and other venues.  The funding was secured in partnership with Digital Catapult, Global Wireless Solutions, O2, and Rohde & Schwarz. The project has an overall funding of £2.3 million, with £1.3 million coming from the […]